Election spurs gun sales

The Houston Chronicle has this piece:

FORT WORTH — While watching Republican presidential candidate John McCain's concession speech, gun owner AJ Sullivan had a sinking feeling.
"Liberals like to ban guns. That's what it comes down to," said Sullivan, 25, a Texas Christian University student.
Sullivan was among hundreds scrambling to buy a weapon Thursday at the gun store Cheaper Than Dirt! — which sold $101,000 in merchandise the day after the election, shattering its single-day sales record, said store owner DeWayne Irwin.
Stories were similar across Texas, where residents are fiercely protective of their Second Amendment rights and now fear stricter gun-control laws under Democratic President-elect Barack Obama.
"There's a mindset here of freedom, and you've bitten off more than you can chew if you think you can come after Texans' guns," said Charlissa Stokes, co-owner of Panhandle Gunslingers, an Amarillo shooting range and gun store where sales have doubled the last few days.
At Houston's Memorial Shooting Center, gun sales are up 70 percent and "the whole wall of assault rifles is gone," said manager Richard Poulis. . . .

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Blogger cmblake6 said...

We may but hope that the left notices this trend, and has an "Oh S^*t" moment from it. You know full well that people aren't simply "getting them while they can", they're getting them "just in case" in many percentile.

11/09/2008 5:44 PM  
Blogger William said...

Nothing like a conspiracy theory about having one's precious guns taken away to stimulate sales. Hell, if I owned a gun store I'd constantly be telling people the government wants to ban gun sales to private citizens. Combine that with the macho fantasy of defending one's turf against liberal incursion and it's a solid win for gun retailers.

11/10/2008 8:09 PM  

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